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Date:      Wed, 11 Oct 1995 11:42:43 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        harverso@aztec.co.za
Cc:        sfinn@village.ios.com, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Best Ethernet Card
Message-ID:  <199510111842.LAA13563@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <m0t2uMe-000KgFC@aztec.co.za> from "Tony Harverson" at Oct 11, 95 08:14:50 am

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> > I am looking for recommendations as to the best PCI 10Mb Ethernet adapter
> > for use with FreeBSD. I am seeing things like the 3Com 509 driver is
> > buggy, etc...So just what is the best as far as compatibility and
> > performance?
> 
> Well, I don't know why the driver was originally labelled buggy, But 
> I have hgad no problems with it.  I am running a router with one of 
> these on each interface and getting very nice perfromance out of 
> them.

Because on systems that don't issue a bus reset on system reset, the
card isn't reset, and the probe only works on reset state cards.

A cold boot every time will work, while on some boxes a warm boot is
flakey.

You (apparently) like me don't buy hardware that takes shortcuts.  But
many people do.  8-(.


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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